Celebrate the Gospel of Grace with Us
READ, LISTEN, WATCH
Attend one of our vibrant Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 or 11 a.m. The 8:30 a.m. service incorporates contemporary music with a band and a brief, casual service while the 11 a.m. service is traditional and features our adult choir. Both services offer a sermon designed to teach, challenge and lift you up. Visitors are always welcome to join us in praising and sharing God’s love.
Children in Worship
We believe your kids getting the word is more important than your kids getting the wiggles. So don’t feel you have to silence them in the sanctuary. To make your job as a parent easier, though, the following options are available for your convenience:
Childcare: Our nursery is staffed by caring professionals who love children and are strongly committed to their safety and security. Nursery care for infants through kindergarten is available from 8:15 a.m.— 12:30 p.m. on Sundays and many other church events. The nursery is located in room 207 on the same level as the sanctuary. Rocking chairs are also available, outside the sanctuary, if you prefer not to take your child to the nursery.
Worship folders: Even the most creative and interesting worship experience can be a long time for children. Worship folders are available just outside the sanctuary for children to use during worship. The folders include Children’s bulletins that are directly tied to the day’s scripture, coloring pages and small toys. Please remove used pages and return them so they will be available for the next Sunday.
Children’s Church meets during the 11 a.m service. Children leave partway through the main worship in the sanctuary, and go attend a service where they can learn Christian truths and values with fun crafts and activities. Volunteers are needed; parents of participants are expected to assist on a rotating basis – click here to sign up.
Upcoming Sermons and Series:
Karl Barth, whom many scholars identify as the greatest theologian of the 20th century, argued that Jesus himself is the subject of the cryptic and caustic stories that we call parables—which explains why we kill Christ in large part because of the stories he tells. Jesus, for example, is the Father’s son who goes into the far country. Robert Capon, author and interpreter of the parables, argued that the parables are primarily ways Jesus spoke of his death. Thus, Jesus is the fatted calf whose whole life and purpose is his death which makes possible a feast of reconciliation.
Often Jesus’ parables are interpreted in a way that makes his death seem a tragic misunderstanding. By contrast, the parables do not reveal eternal truths or universal principles about God that are intelligible to anyone. The parables are stories told to Jesus’ disciples even if others are near to hear. They reveal not timeless truths but the scandal of the Gospel and what it means to be a student of that good news and a community whose life would not be possible without it.
- April 28: The Coin in the Carp’s Mouth: “Free at Last” – Matthew 17.24-27. Bulletin, contemporary service, traditional service
- May 5: The Unforgiving Servant: “Forgive, Don’t Forget” – Matthew 18.21-35. Bulletin, contemporary service, traditional service, and transcript
- May 12: The Two Sons: “Remember When” – Matthew 21.28-32. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- May 19: The Wicked Tenants: “God in the Hands of Angry Sinners” – Matthew 21.33-46. Bulletin and transcript.
- May 26: The Sower – Luke 8.5-8
- June 2: The Sheep and the Goats – Matthew 25.31-46
- June 9: The Wedding Banquet – Matthew 22.1-14
- June 16: The Ten Virgins – Matthew 25.1-13
- June 23: The Unjust Judge – Luke 18.1-8. Guest preacher: Marco Santangelo
- June 30: The Talents – Matthew 25.14-30
- July 7: The Rich Fool – Luke 12.13-21
- July 14: The Budding Fig Tree – Luke 21.29-33
- July 21: The Publican and the Pharisee – Luke 18.9-14
- July 28: The Two Debtors – Luke 7.41-43
- August 4: The Prodigal Son – Luke 15.1-3, 11-19
- August 11: The Prodigal Father – Luke 15.1-3, 20-24
- August 18: The Elder Brother – Luke 15.1-3, 25-30
- August 25: The Father’s Feast – Luke 15.1-3, 31-32